November 26, 2007

Serena Williams "Tights Malfunction?"

It appears that people will take a picture of just about anything, especially when the image in focus is a celebrity. This time the camera catches Serena having a "tights malfunction." I would say "who cares?" but obviously some people do. I'll just say, "so what!" No one's perfect and I'm just sharing news on my girl (and staying in her corner), "flaws and all." Here goes......

"The 26-year-old reigning Australian Open champ was seen returning from a night out with rumoured new beau, rapper Common, to her swanky St. Martin's Lane hotel, in London's West End. But her normally slick look was ruined by the highly-visible ladders which, unfortunately, started at the knee of her black opaque tights. It appears that Serena and Grammy award nominee Common, 35, who has duetted with singer Lily Allen, and appears in new Denzel Washington film American Gangster, are an item."

November 23, 2007

Serena Williams on TV

Serena's TV Schedule:

11/23/07 - Open Access: Fan Favorites - 6:30pm EST - The Tennis Channel
11/24/07 - No Strings: The Williams Sisters - 4:00pm EST - The Tennis Channel
11/26/07 - Higglytown Heroes - 7:30am EST - Disney Channel
11/26/07 - Open Access: Fan Favorites - 1:30pm EST - The Tennis Channel
11/26/07 - "Hairshow" - 7:30pm EST - BET
11/27/07 - "ER" - 11:00am EST - TNT
11/29/07 - No Strings: The Williams Sisters - 5:00pm EST - The Tennis Channel
11/30/07 - Avatar: The Last Airbender - 8:00pm EST - Nickelodeon

November 22, 2007

Serena Williams: "Open Access: Fan Favorites"

FAN FAVORITE: The Tennis Channel(.com) recently conducted a survey wherein fans voted for their favorite Tennis Players. On the women's side, there were 10 nominees:
Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Maria Sharpova, Serena Williams and Venus Williams (of these 10, the group was reduced to five). Serena was voted as the #2 Fan Favorite but she will always be # 1 in this fan's opinion. Like her or not, there's no denying the HUGE impact that she has on tennis.
Open Access Top Five Fan Favorites (Female):
1. Monica Seles
2. Serena Williams
3. Venus Williams
4. Steffi Graff
5. Chris Evert

The show aired earlier this evening (7:00pm EST) on
The Tennis Channel. I will let you know when it re-airs.

November 20, 2007

Is Serena dating Common?

Tennis superstar SERENA WILLIAMS is (reportedly) dating rapper COMMON. The pair - who appeared together in Common's latest video I Want You - were spotted hand in hand at a New York party last week (the launch of Venus' clothing line, "EleVen"). A partygoer at Manhattan hotspot Tenjune tells the New York Post's PageSix, "They were very friendly, arm-in-arm. All night they were sitting together. "You could tell Common likes Serena. I asked a friend of his and was told they are dating." I am not sure about this one but if it is true, I wish them the very best.

November 16, 2007

Serena at "EleVen" launch party

Venus Williams and Serena Williams attend the launch party of Venus Williams' new clothing line "EleVen" on November 14, 2007 at Tenjune in New York.

November 15, 2007

Venus and SERENA to play doubles at the Australian Open

TENNIS fans can expect a double dose of action from the most high-profile siblings in world sport after Venus and Serena Williams today confirmed their intention to play doubles at next year's Australian Open.The Williams sisters have not played doubles at Melbourne Park since they won the coveted title for the second time in three years in 2003. The pair played their first doubles match together in four years at Wimbledon this year before withdrawing in the second round because of injury. They haven't returned to the court together since. Because injuries have kept them off the doubles court for so long they now only have a nominal ranking of 9999. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said he was thrilled to hear of their intention to play doubles.

“The Williams sisters in full flight on the same side of the net is one of the great sights in tennis,” Tiley said. “They are also one of the most skilled pairings on the world circuit with an incredibly successful record in doubles.” The Williams sisters are one of only five pairings in women's tennis history to win a career doubles grand slam. In all, they have won six majors (Wimbledon and Australian Open twice, US and French) and an Olympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000. “It is great news for Australian tennis fans that they are coming here to play singles and to try and recapture their doubles crown,” Tiley said. “We can't get enough of the Williams sisters, especially after Serena's amazing effort in 2007,” Tiley said.

November 14, 2007

Avatar Fan and Tennis Pro Serena Williams and WWE Wrestler Mick Foley Guest Star in Avatar: The Last Airbender's Hour-Long TV Movie

Nickelodeon's hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender invades television screens with a new one-hour TV movie "Day of Black Sun" on Friday, Nov. 30 from 8 to 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The epic third season of the series from creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continues as Aang and his rag-tag crew launch their massive attack on the Fire Nation during the solar eclipse. This special television event features the guest voices of Avatar fan and tennis pro Serena Williams as Ming (Uncle Iroh's guard) and WWE wrestler Mick Foley as The Boulder.

The epic story of Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the journey of Aang (Zach Tyler Eisen), a young boy torn between fulfilling his fate as the long- awaited Avatar and just wanting to be a regular kid. Aang is called upon to lead the fight against the vicious Fire Nation to restore balance in his war- torn world. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Mae Whitman) and her bull-headed warrior brother Sokka (Jack DeSena), Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to save the world while sometimes shaking off his heavy responsibilities so that he can enjoy being a kid.

November 13, 2007

Serena Confirms Hopman Date

November 12, 2007

WORLD No.5 Serena Williams says she expects to be fit and ready to play in the Hopman Cup next month despite her withdrawal from the Sony Ericsson Championships last week.

Williams had pulled out of the season ending championship in Madrid with a left knee complaint but is committed to coming to Perth for the December 29 start.

"Although I withdrew from Madrid last week, I can reassure my fans that I look forward to seeing you in Perth with Mardy Fish in December," Williams said in a statement.

November 12, 2007

My NEW Serena Williams Blog

Hello world,

This is my new Blog in honor of my FAVORITE Tennis Player, Serena Williams, the LAST person (male or female) to hold ALL Four Grand Slam Titles (French, Wimbledon, US Open and the Australian Open) at the same time. The victory saw Serena join such immortals of the game as the late Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova, the only other players who have won four in a row. Connolly, Court and Graf won calender year slams but Navratilova, like Serena, won four in a row over two years

The Serena Slam is the term coined for American tennis player Serena Williams on her achievement of being the reigning champion of all four Grand Slam tournaments, although she did not win them all in the same calendar year. However, a 1984 ruling by the International Tennis Federation declared a Grand Slam to be when a player was holding all four major titles at the time. Williams won the 2002 French Open, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the 2003 Australian Open.